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How to make batter for frying

  • The Basics

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk, whole
  • 1 ¼ lb all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Step 1

Slowly pour the milk into a bowl containging sifted flour, whisking briskly as you pour.

Pastella per friggere - step 1

Step 2

Once you have a smooth mixture, add the eggs. Then, place the batter in the fridge until time of use. 

Pastella per friggere - step 2

Step 3

Prepare the ingredients that you want to fry, cuting them into equally-sized pieces, about 1 ½ inches per side.

Pastella per friggere - step 3

Step 4

Dip the foods into the batter and fry in boiling oil.

Pastella per friggere - step 4

Step 5

Use tongs to remove the food from the oil, letting the oil drip off. Then place the fried foods on paper towels.

Pastella per friggere - step 5

Chef's tips

It is always better to fry just a few pieces at a time, esepecially if they are larger than indicated.
Use enough oil to completely cover the food.
The batter should be very cold. In fact, it is the difference in temperature between the batter and the oil that causes the batter to inflate, making it crispy and friable.